Report on the Commission Meeting 2018

We have held a commission meeting during the EPSC 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The topics covered were the followings: 

  • Search for publication tools to make ICA CPC publications more visible and more referenced (reviews, blogs, link to publication platforms like, Wikipedia presence, contact potential educators directly (via mailing list) to call attention to available publications related to planetary cartography and to encourage them to use it).
  • Chair change: current chair proposes A. Nass (DLR). National ICA member (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie) will be contact to propose A. Nass as next commission chair at General Assembly in Tokyo.  “The General Assembly shall, at the same time, approve terms of reference for that Commission.”
  • Standardization of map making and archiving in Europe: discussion on a ’standard’ map production  process (on European level) to ensure compatibility in creation and archiving
  • Archive for planetary mapping results is needed.  For this purpose a method has to be compiled that enables an efficient and sustainable search for cartographic products (analogue and digital). Archive should include and base on already existing map database.     
  • Reviewing the quality of planetary maps (outside USGS mapping program) is a problem: we could form a group of volunteer reviewers who would help finalizing planetary maps
  • Children’s map series: continue and focus more on age group peculiarities: focus groups / tests with maps, including “reverse side” photomap, and variants, asking their interpretation
  • Next commission meeting in Tokyo 2019
  • ICC 2019, Tokyo: Commission abstract (poster) about the book (in preparation).

Berlin, 09.19.2018.

Signed: Henrik Hargitai, Andrea Naß



2014 Meeting Announcement and call for papers: Planetary Cartography for Children

The Commission’s annual meeting will be held in Budapest, on 3 September 2014, one day prior to the 9th ICA Workshop Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage.. The meeting will be accompanied with a one-session workshop on the topic Planetary Cartography for Children.

Papers (for oral, or print-only) should be sent to not later than 20 July. Papers can be presented during the conference as oral presentations or posters. Author notification on acceptance: 1 August.

A collection of the papers accepted (i.e. oral, poster or print-only) in the workshop will be published online.

Template for the conference publication:  ica_cpc_template_2014

2014. IX. 3., Joint Commission meeting, Budapest
2014. IX. 3., Joint Commission meeting, Budapest

Participation in the meeting and workshop is free.


Eötvös Loránd University, September 3, 2014


Participating ICA Commissions:

  • Commission on Cartography and Children
  • Commission on Planetary Cartography
10:00-10:15 László Zentai, ICA Secretary General Greetings Hungary
10:15-10:45 Bengt Rystedt 1, Ferjan Ormeling, Domonkos Hillier and Ádám Bérces International Map Year and Construction of its Homepage Sweden,Netherlands,


10:45-11:15 Csilla Gévai, László Herbszt, Henrik Hargitai 2 Planetary map series for children from a graphic designer’s point of view Hungary
11:15-11:45 Henrik Hargitai 2 Report on activities of the ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography Hungary
11:45-12:15 Jesús Reyes 3 Report on activities of the ICA Commission on Cartography and Children Hungary


1 Chairperson, ICA Working Group on the International Map Year

2 Chairperson, ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography

3 Chair, ICA Commission on Cartography and Children

Place: Room 7.59, 7th floor, Északi building, Lágymányosi Campus, Eötvös Loránd University

Address: Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, Budapest 1117, Hungary


Please send your paper, name, affiliation to:  hhargitai [at] by 20 July.


Abstract:  20 July 2014

Notification of acceptance: 1 August 2014

Meeting: 3 September 2014, Eötvös Loránd University, Northern Block. (No 16 in this map:

Call for papers 2014

Commission Meeting 2012 Moscow: Call for papers

Call for papers: Planetary cartography: science, art and outreach

Commission meeting of the ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography

Wednesday 11 July 2012, Moscow, MIIGAiK (Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography)

The meeting is held together with MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory’s summer school on “Planetary cartography and image processing”, 9-13 July, 2012.

We invite planetary and earth scientists, cartographers and students involved in the mapping of Solar System bodies. The meeting will have special focus on how planetary science results are communicated to the general public in cartographic products. Possible topics include but are not limited to: methods in planetary mapping; map design; nomenclature; planetary cartographic resources and databases; results from recently imaged bodies; small scale global and very large scale local maps; mapping landing sites; thematic mapping;  planetary maps in the news media; planetary maps in school atlases and textbooks; digital/online planetary maps.


Those who registered for the summer school week or Europlanet 7th European Strategic Meteor Workshop are free to participate.
Fee for those not registered for the summer school week: 30 USD.

Registration is not required for those who participate only in the business meeting.

Submission information

You can chose from the following options:

  • oral presentation with paper (2-5 pages)
  • oral presentation with short abstract only (200-400 characters)
  • paper only presentation

Language of papers/presentations: English

Papers or abstracts should be sent directly by e-mail as attachment in doc or pdf format to hhargitai [at]

Template for the paper can be downloaded from our website: ica_cpc_template_2012

Papers presented will be made available at the commission website as open access documents.


Please send your abstract, name, affiliation to:  hhargitai [at]


Registration (abstract and personal data): June 1, 2012

Notification of acceptance: June 5, 2012

Final paper submission deadline: June 25, 2012, 24:00 GMT


Wednesday 11 July 2012

1. Presentations

2. Business meeting


ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography

Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography


Moscow  State University of Geodesy and Cartography http://

Address: MIIGAiK #4 , Gorokhovsky pereulok 105064, Moscow, RUSSIA

– Kurskaya Metro Station, Trolleybus Lines A,10
– Baumanskaya Metro Station, Trolleybus Lines 25, 45

Visa information

Please note the following requirements for business travel to Russia
Passport must be available (ID card not sufficient); valid 6 months beyond intended stay
Russian Visa is required, which can be applied for at the respective Russian embassies or consulates.

The Visa applications typically require
–  an invitation letter (which MIIGAIK will supply, please check appropriate box on registration page)
–  hotel booking confirmation
Tickets and documents for return or onward travel must be available on entry to be presented to the immigration officer

Contacts for obtaining invitation letter at MIIGAiK:
Tel: + 7(499) 261-62-43
Fax: + 7(499) 267-25-18;
E- Mail: europlanet [at]